optimistic bias

optimistic bias

(op″tĭ-mis′tik)
The tendency of people beginning a course of treatment to assume that it will succeed even when the outcome is uncertain. Thus investigators tend to assume that their research will yield positive findings.
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In this condition, participants showed some optimistic bias. Weinstein (1980) suggested that individuals tend to believe that they themselves will experience positive events and others will experience negative events.
2012) [5] Weinstein and Lyon, Mindset, Optimistic Bias About Personal Risk and Health-Protective Behavior (British Journal of Health Psychology, Nov.
That is an optimistic bias, since it is easy to explain how a deterioration in Britain's trading relationship with the EU will hit the efficiency of supply chains and production, but difficult to see productivity gains from Brexit.
We examine the optimistic bias (OB) for an impersonal risk, the first-person perception (FPP) of an impersonal risk, and the influence of media reporting and proximity of an impersonal risk on FPP and OB.
Be aware, for example, that information coming from distributors and wholesalers may be filtered through their overly optimistic bias in judgment.
* We tend to have an "optimistic bias," believing we'll succeed in the face of long odds.
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A pro-innovation bias reflects a dominant optimistic bias in modern society in favor of scientific and technological innovations (Flyvbjerg 2008; Gripenberg, Sveiby, & Segercrantz 2012; Kahneman 2011; Lovallo & Kahneman 2003).
Hobbs was back in the winner's enclosure half an hour later after the conditional riders' handicap hurdle, although this time it was for a share of first place with Sykes and Ciaran Gethings dead-heating with the Jonjo O'Neilltrained Optimistic Bias, who was ridden by Paddy Cowley.
The existence of optimistic bias has spanned administrations.
The items include information about optimistic bias, worry, personal control, dread, and unknown risk.